Starting the recovery process can seem intimidating and unpleasant, especially knowing that this is just the beginning of the journey. Take the time to realize and understand that if you do not start this process you can/will lose those you love the most, lose control, and can possibly lose your freedom by being arrested, and… Continue Reading Recovery is a Journey
Addiction afflicts those of all cultures, backgrounds, ethnicity, and ages. Children in middle school are using drugs and alcohol with their friends and mostly without their parents knowledge. More and more teenagers and young adults are becoming addicted because of school performance, sports injuries, and peer pressure. There have been increased ads and promotions for… Continue Reading How to Tell Your Parents You are Addicted and Ask For Help
Many women dream of the day when they can become mothers. Many look forward to the wonderful miracle of creating and growing another life to love and cherish for the rest of their lives. However, there are some women who become pregnant while still in the throes of addiction. Pregnancy and addiction are very serious… Continue Reading Pregnancy and Addiction
What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy? Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) created in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan as a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment to better help those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Since it was developed it has been used as treatment for other mental… Continue Reading What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?
For centuries substance abuse and addiction has been a problem, usually in cities with large numbers of people and discrete dealings. Dealers are able to easily hide amongst the vast numbers of residents and even visiting tourists. So how then are the numbers of those abusing, addicted, and overdosing so high in rural small towns?… Continue Reading Addiction in Small Towns
The holistic addiction treatment approach means treating the whole person and not just working on the physical symptoms, but also the mental, spirit, and social, with the understanding that they are all interconnected in the healing process. When this is applied to addiction recovery it allows the patient to heal and improve all of these… Continue Reading Holistic Addiction Treatment
Have you ever wondered, what is cognitive behavioral therapy? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy in which patients work with mental health counselors (therapists or psychotherapists) in a structured setting. It is a more direct and hands-on type of therapy that helps patients become aware of their negative or inaccurate thinking in… Continue Reading What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Tomorrow is Independence Day, a day of celebration throughout the country. A day celebrated with friends and family, barbecuing on a warm summer day, and cracking up a cold one. Oh wait, you’ve finished addiction treatment and you don’t want to ruin it. Surrounding yourself with family members and friends who support your sobriety is… Continue Reading Sober Independence Day
Biofeedback is a technique you can use to learn to control your body’s functions. With biofeedback, you are connected to electrical sensors that give you information about your body and with this information you can focus on making changes in your body to achieve the goals you want. Biofeedback allows you to have the power… Continue Reading Brain Paint and Biofeedback
Governor Rick Scott recently officially declared a public health emergency regarding the opioid epidemic happening and problems with addiction in Florida. The emergency declaration allows him to spend immediately without the approval of Legislature’s. This declaration also allows Florida to accept a federal grant for prevention, treatment, and recovery services that over two years will… Continue Reading Addiction in Florida